Ticket to Ride, top selling board game from Days of Wonder, now available on Steam
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France – May 24, 2012. Days of Wonder, developers of high-quality digital and physical board gaming experiences that “Play Different™”, today announced that their popular board game title, Ticket to Ride®, will be making its debut on Steam. This new release brings Days of Wonder's award winning board game title to the Steam network of more than 40 million players, letting Ticket to Ride fans challenge other rail barons playing via Steam, iPad, Mac and Days of Wonder's online portal.
Ticket to Ride is Days of Wonder's marquee board game title, with more than 2 million physical board games sold, and iOS sales of 1,000,000 and counting. The iOS version of Ticket to Ride has over 28,000 five-star reviews from App Store users. Ahead of the Steam release, a new Ticket to Ride Online game started once every 4 seconds, with over 30 million online games played to date and over 500,000 games played daily. Thanks to a seamless integration into Steam, complete with an installer-less setup and a zero-click signup at first launch, that number is expected to increase significantly.
“The Ticket to Ride experience on Steam brings together the best competitive features of our own long-standing Days of Wonder Online version and the award-winning UI that made our iPad version such a resounding success.” Said Eric Hautemont, co-founder and CEO for Days of Wonder. “When we last shipped a game with Valve, Memoir '44 on Steam, we gathered 70,000 new players in 7 days. We can't wait to see what happens with Ticket to Ride! Each time we bring this game to a new platform, we see more loyal fans created not only on the digital side, but also on the physical side of our business.”
The Steam version of Ticket to Ride includes solo and online game play on the classic Ticket to Ride USA map, as well as in-game purchases for all of the digital maps and game modes released for the iPad and Mac App store to date, including USA 1910, Europe, and Switzerland. To celebrate our launch, for a limited time only during the first week, the Europe map will be free on Steam.
Ticket to Ride is available on the Steam network today for $9.99/€7.99. Players can download and join Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/108200
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder develops and publishes games that Play different.™ From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to Ride, the world's best-selling train game; Small World, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir '44, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder's web site: www.daysofwonder.com.
Days of Wonder, Ticket to Ride, Small World and Memoir '44 are all registered trademarks of Days of Wonder, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.